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    Staten Island Man Admits to Plotting to Help Islamic State
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    Suspect arrested on Staten Island

    A New York City man has admitted to plotting to help the Islamic State group.

    Fareed Mumuni pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn to charges that he planned to aid the extremist organization and tried to kill a federal agent searching his Staten Island home.

    Prosecutors say the 22-year-old Mumuni attacked the agent with a kitchen knife, but the agent's body armor protected him.

    He and his co-defendant, Munther Omar Saleh, are suspected of plotting an attack using a pressure cooker. Saleh is expected to plead guilty Friday.

    Staten Island Man, 21, Arrested in Alleged ISIS-Related Conspiracy, Knife Attack on FBI Agent: Court Papers

    [NY] Staten Island Man, 21, Arrested in Alleged ISIS-Related Conspiracy, Knife Attack on FBI Agent: Court Papers
    The FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested a 21-year-old Staten Island man who allegedly repeatedly tried to stab an FBI agent with a kitchen knife Wednesday as officers attempted to search his home in connection with an ongoing ISIS-related investigation involving a Queens college student arrested over the weekend, according to court documents. Jonathan Dienst has more.
    (Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015)

    The two were part of a group of six that planned to travel overseas and fight for ISIS. Three New Jersey residents have admitted to their roles in the 2015 case.

    Mumuni is scheduled to be sentenced May 16.

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